Monday, April 7, 2008

Hearts Burning

Father Dan's homily at Mass last night focused on the Gospel's line, "Weren't our hearts burning within us?" While I was resisting all urges to connect the concept of "hearts burning" with our visit to the diner, I was also thinking that this Gospel story provides a framework for our own lives. We spend a lot of time trying to make sense...of relationships, of our work, of our busy lives. We seek the counsel and comraderie of our friends. We even sleep with our cell phones on our pillows! But when we take time out to listen more closely, open our minds and hearts and stop for refreshment, we can see that the Lord is there for us. While God has been revealed dramatically in a burning bush, the parting of the seas and in the instantaneous cure of illness, we are more likely to recognize God in our midst through a simple thing like the breaking of the bread. Where will you find God this week? Where do you need to find God?